- 28 Oct 2002
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He is an Everton legend...top quality,play anywhere,never gave anything less than 100%.His manager was Harry Catterick who demanded the highest standards and Gabriel was one of his most reliable players.His short time at Griffin Park helped stabilise BFC at a very difficult time in its history.A sad loss.A really great signing at the time and a great player to watch.
Rest in Peace Jimmy and thanks for some fantastic memories.
I had never even seen a Fax before about 1982RIP.
Our loan signing of Jimmy in 1974 was the first transfer made by fax to the Football League. Before then, you had to either post the forms or travel in person to the Football League HQ in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire.
Even if we had finished in the bottom 4 we would never have not been re-elected … the likes of Hartlepool and Crewe were getting re-elected year in year out in those days!Without him the Club's history could have been different; worse . . . . . . . .; the low point in my lifetime was Mike Everitt's Team and Squad after NY 1974 and by the middle of February NL Football at GP seemed to me to be not only possible but on the cards; those eight or maybe nine games he played for us were the catalyst to survival; he was a class, class act in the Fourth Division and he had a huge impact on a rudderless team; it is sad to hear of his passing.
RIP Jimmy. The Bees did nt have a fax right up to the late 1980s oiks like me were dispatched from the club up to the FA then in Lancaster Gate. They faxed the registration papers to the FL at Lytham St Anns.I had never even seen a Fax before about 1982
Did the club own one? or did they go to the local bureau?